Efficiency and renewables

Producing efficient next-gen solar cells

25 June, 2019

Researchers are developing thin phosphorene nanosheets for use in the next generation of perovskite solar cells.


Signify BrightSites smart pole

25 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Signify

The BrightSites smart pole accommodates a variety of IoT applications, always-on connectivity, cameras and environmental sensors, as well as controllable, energy-efficient LED lighting.


Piecing together the smart lighting puzzle

21 June, 2019 by Christian Mildner* | Supplied by: Sylvania Connected Solutions

Christian Mildner from Sylvania Connected Solutions suggests cities should apply a vision-driven approach to street lighting controls.


CEFC invests $51 million in Victorian solar farm

19 June, 2019

The investment in the 200 MW Kiamal Solar Farm brings the CEFC's investments in Australia's large-scale solar sector to more than $1 billion.


SolarEdge 300 W smart panels

14 June, 2019 | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge has introduced 300 W smart panels to the Australian residential market.


Lighting mimics the sun to improve sleep

14 June, 2019 | Supplied by: LIFX

Australian smart-lighting company LIFX's circadian lighting feature, Day & Dusk, automates lighting to match the sun's colour shifts throughout the day.


Mechanism reduces energy requirements for OLEDs

12 June, 2019 | Supplied by: RIKEN

Scientists have developed a way to manipulate the 'excitons' — pairs of electrons and holes — that are key to the transport of electrons within OLEDs.


Dunedin to begin NZ$15m LED upgrade

11 June, 2019

Broadspectrum New Zealand has won a seven-year contract to install LEDs in Dunedin's streetlighting network, with work expected to begin in the middle of this year.


EpiSensor ZEM-61 Wireless 3-Phase Electricity Monitor

04 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

EpiSensor's ZEM-61 Wireless 3-Phase Electricity Monitor can monitor energy consumption patterns in equipment and buildings remotely via EpiSensor's NGR-30-3 Gateway.


EVs to drive change in home energy systems

03 June, 2019 | Supplied by: IEEFA

Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to help reduce solar payback periods and accelerate the transition to renewables, according to a report.


Energetic Lighting Australia Wide Bodied Stellar LED Batten

01 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Energetic Lighting Australia Pty Ltd

Energetic Lighting Australia has released its Wide Bodied Stellar Batten that is both wider and longer than a normal LED batten.


ABB REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution

01 June, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The ABB REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution includes a high-voltage Li-ion battery with a storage capacity of up to 12 kWh.


Action needed to improve energy literacy: report

28 May, 2019

A report released by National Energy Resources Australia is calling for a nationally coordinated effort to enhance Australia's energy knowledge.


Redflow deploys batteries in China smart grid project

23 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Redflow Limited

Australian-based Redflow Limited has signed a collaboration agreement with ZbestPower to supply a 100 kWh battery energy storage solution for a smart grid project in China's Qinghai Province.


Energy strategy to be tested on solar-powered car

21 May, 2019

Researchers will test an energy management strategy that maximises efficiency in balancing solar input, battery storage potential and energy output at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.


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